2021 Community Spotlight

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Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Like many in the Oshkosh community, I was affected by the pandemic. It’s the reason why my finance and I moved to Oshkosh in the first place. I know that others affected by the pandemic have not been as lucky, and I’m proud to help out however I can. This month,...

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

 On a cold Saturday night in February, I ventured out to get some takeout from one of my favorite dine in restaurants in Appleton. Now, the aesthetics of a trip to Basil Café is definitely one of my favorite parts. It is like an international night out without even...

Restaurant Reviews

Extremely Good Flavors at The Shop Bar and Grille

Extremely Good Flavors at The Shop Bar and Grille

Half Restaurant, Fully Delicious“Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails (or Johnny Cash, if you prefer) runs through my head as I sit down to write this blog post. The line “I hurt myself today” sticks out in particular. Because, I did in fact, hurt myself when I realized how long...

WeatherVane, What’s Not to Like?

WeatherVane, What’s Not to Like?

WeatherVane, what’s not to like? The Fox Cities really has a variety of places you can get delicious brunch. Recently I went to Weathervane in downtown Menasha. Growing up in Menasha, I never really took the time to explore my city until a few years ago. I honestly...

Community

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Community Spotlight: Rodney’s Cafe in Oshkosh

Like many in the Oshkosh community, I was affected by the pandemic. It’s the reason why my finance and I moved to Oshkosh in the first place. I know that others affected by the pandemic have not been as lucky, and I’m proud to help out however I can. This month,...

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

Exploring Lao Culture with Basil Café

 On a cold Saturday night in February, I ventured out to get some takeout from one of my favorite dine in restaurants in Appleton. Now, the aesthetics of a trip to Basil Café is definitely one of my favorite parts. It is like an international night out without even...

Shopping Local

Sweets Treats at Carmel Crisp

Sweets Treats at Carmel Crisp

If you’re looking for a place to order coffee, cookies, and other sweet treats, you need to visit Caramel Crisp Corner in downtown Oshkosh. I ordered from them during Downtown Oshkosh’s Lunch Bucks event March 29th-April 2nd.  About Caramel Crisp It’s hard to picture...

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

Since relocating to Oshkosh, my fiance and I have done a good job of finding our new go-to's for things like groceries, pizza, burgers, etc. However, we had yet to find a good bakery in town. That is until we stumbled upon Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh. I knew about...

Ruby Owl Tap Room in Oshkosh

Do you have a restaurant that you normally order food from whenever you’re craving take-out but might not know exactly what you want? That one place where no matter what you order from them it’s guaranteed to be good. Since moving to Oshkosh, I’ve not only found my go-to for pizza, but I’ve now found another new restaurant to call my favorite: Ruby Owl. Ruby Owl Tap Room in Oshkosh is a hoot for everyone, no matter your diet.

About Ruby Owl

Located in Downtown Oshkosh, Ruby Owl Tap Room offers 30 craft beers on tap from a variety of craft breweries in Wisconsin and across the country. In addition, they offer an interesting menu of made-from-scratch casual food. Whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian, or gluten-free, they will have something for you to snack on while enjoying their selection of craft beer.

Drinks

As mentioned above, there are at least 30 craft beers that you can choose from. If you want to take beer home, you can order crowlers (32 oz.) to take home with you and split with someone. Whenever my fiance and I order from Ruby Owl, we also choose to get a crowler to split. We’ve purchased the Green 19 (pictured) from Titletown Brewing Company and, a Wisconsin must, New Glarus Spotted Cow. If craft beer isn’t your thing, they also offer a couple of options for wine and hard seltzers; they also sell bottles of wine.

Green 19 Beer from Titletown Brewing Company at Ruby Owl Tap Room
Cheese curds at Ruby Owl Tap Room in Oshkosh
Sides

Normally when you think of bar food you think of sides. Ruby Owl has a wonderful array of sides to choose from, whether as an appetizer to share or on the side with your main meal. When my fiance and I ordered from Ruby Owl for the first time, we accidentally ordered the sweet potato waffle fries, thinking that they were regular waffle fries. Thankfully it was a happy accident because they were delicious! I also ordered their avocado fries for the first time and they were amazing; I will be ordering them again.

My absolute favorite from Ruby Owl is their cheese curds. We’ve only gotten take out from them so far and haven’t eaten at their restaurant yet, but their cheese curds travel very well. They’re fried to perfection and taste good with or without the ranch they provide with the cheese curds. My parents came to visit a few weeks ago and I told them to hold out for these cheese curds, and they said it was worth the hype. When I think of Wisconsin cheese curds, I think of the cheese curds from Ruby Owl.

Main Dishes

Ruby Owl knows how to make a good burger. I’ve ordered their classic burger and their bacon cheeseburger before. My fiance loves their BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger and says it’s one of the best BBQ burgers he’s ever had. This definitely isn’t a health option to enjoy, however if you’re looking for a good BBQ Burger to treat-yo-self with, look at Ruby Owl. I’ve also had their Texas-style Chili and really enjoyed it. It had a good meat-to-bean ratio, but you could hardly taste the beans.

There really is something for everyone at Ruby Owl. Their menu clearly marks if an item is vegetarian-friendly or gluten-free. Everything there is priced reasonably, and they do a good job with portioning their food without it being ridiculous. While I haven’t dined in the restaurant yet, they did a good job with social distancing and spacing out the tables for customers that do opt to dine-in. I can’t wait for the day when I feel comfortable eating in a restaurant again so I can experience Ruby Owl at the restaurant itself.

Contact Ruby Owl

Hours

Monday-Sunday: 11am-close

 

Phone 

920-230-2770

 

Address

421 N. Main St.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

 

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